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Fighters take to social media after NY news


Thursday, April 14 2016, was a historic day for the UFC and the MMA community as a whole. And it all started with this:

Today at #MadisonSquareGarden, I’m signing mixed martial arts legislation. Watch live at 10:30am: #MMA2NY
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 14, 2016

From there, the reactions came quickly from UFC fighters, respected New York politicians, and many, many more ...

Ryan LaFlare takes to the streets of NY to thank them (Photo credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The toughest NYers are here at MSG waiting to finally be Legals in our state. We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Today it happens. MMA is now Legal in NY.
A photo posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Apr 14, 2016 at 7:30am PDT

Proud to join #MMA fighters at @TheGarden for historic bill signing cc: @matt_hamilton10 @HRViccaro @AylaFerrone
— Angelo Santabarbara (@AsmSantabarbara) April 14, 2016

Oh yeahhhh @ufc in #ny
A photo posted by Thomas Gerbasi (@tgerbasi1) on Apr 14, 2016 at 7:38am PDT

Hey @TheGarden: Let's do this
— UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2016

— UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2016

Lorenzo Fertitta, @UFC Chairman: The first event will be held at @thegarden on Nov. 12. Upstate event will be held before end of the year.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 14, 2016

At #MSG with the boss and a couple of badasses!!! #Major to @UFC success, is fighting at The Garden!! #AnotherOne!
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) April 14, 2016

.@FunkMaster_UFC is pumped about #MMA coming to @TheGarden! Are YOU ready?! #MMA2NY
— MSG (@TheGarden) April 14, 2016

Congrats @ChrisWeidmanUFC! You finally get a home game! Welcome to New York, @UFC. #MMA2NY
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 14, 2016

Can’t wait to see @ChrisWeidmanUFC & the @ufc @TheGarden! Nice @kporzee jersey!
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) April 14, 2016

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